-0.6 on previous index reading
The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse posted a reading of 87.6 in October 2021. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was down 0.6 on last month but up 31.1 on a year ago.
Budget Day, rising costs and prices, along with emerging doubts over plans to fully lift the remaining public health restrictions made for an uneasy setting this month. And while the headline index was not much changed in October, consumer confidence slipped a bit. Business sentiment held steady, though the picture across the sectors was more nuanced.